Work-related injuries happen all the time, but when accidents occur because of an employer’s carelessness, this is grounds for a workers’ compensation claim. The workers’ compensation process is complex, and it can be challenging to know if you have a legitimate claim. But with an experienced attorney by your side, who knows every chapter and verse of the workers’ compensation statute, you can get a detailed overview of the damages that you are entitled to as a result of your work-related injury.
Burger Law has fought for (and won) settlements for many workers’ compensation claims and can help recover compensation for your personal injury case. For a free, no-risk consultation, call Burger Law at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 today.
Recoverable Workers’ Compensation Damages
Under workers’ compensation law, any employee injured on the job can recover workers’ compensation benefits. However, some employers deny claims or do not follow proper protocol for handling claims. When this happens, you can file a direct claim against your employer for damages. Workers’ compensation regulations provide benefits for the following types of damages:
- Wage Losses – under workers’ compensation law, employees injured on the job are entitled to 2/3rds of their weekly wages from before the accident
- Medical Expenses – injured workers’ have the right to full reimbursement for any medical expenses that incurred as a direct result of a work-related injury
- Disability – if you are no longer able to do your job due to your work injuries, or your injuries temporarily prevent you from performing certain work tasks or jobs, you could be eligible to receive partial or permanent disability compensation
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers St. Louis, MO
If you have questions about what damages you are entitled to after being injured on the job, or need help appealing a denied workers’ compensation claim, you need an attorney. The experienced St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyers at Burger Law are prepared to fight for and win the most compensation for your case, and answer any questions about the process.